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Health and alcohol

Linda awarded annual prize for her paper at international conference

Health and alcohol

Linda Ng Fat, a PhD student co-supervised by Dr James Kneale (UCL Geography)  with Dr Nicola Shelton, a health geographer in UCL's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, received the Ole-Jørgen Skog Award for Early Career Scientists at the Kettil Bruun Society Annual Symposium in June.

The Society promotes social and epidemiological research on the social aspects of alcohol problems in different countries and across different sub-populations. The prize recognizes the excellence of the papers presented by early career scientists at the Annual Symposium, this year held in Stavanger, Norway on 4-8 June. It includes a cash prize of 250 Euros and two years membership of the KBS.

Linda’s paper was entitled Poor health and non-drinking at different stages of the life course; the sick quitter and sick non-starter hypotheses.

Her PhD work, on Understanding and promoting sensible drinking in young people: a mixed method approach, is financed by a UCL Impact Studentship & the Alcohol Education and Research Council. Her work is also supervised by Dr Noriko Cable and Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL EPH), and Dr Laia Becares (Manchester).

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Linda receives her award in Stavanger


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